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Barbra Streisand, 81, insists she is 'too old to care' whether critics think she dresses provocatively

Barbra Streisand, 81, insists she is 'too old to care' whether critics think she dresses provocatively

Barbara Streisand lays down the law when it comes to personal fashion.

During a recent conversation with New York times, The famous singer, actress and director said that everyone should dress the way they want regardless of their age.

“People should express themselves and wear what they feel like on any given day,” the 81-year-old told the outlet.

Streisand says that her personal style has “nothing to do with age,” and that there were times during her career when she didn't want to portray herself as sexy.

“I was so afraid of being looked at that way at the time,” the Funny Girl star said, before adding: “Now I'm too old to care.”

Barbara Streisand, 81, responded to her critics who think she dresses too provocatively for her age: “People should express themselves and wear what they feel like on any given day.”
“People should express themselves and wear what they feel like on any given day,” the 81-year-old told the outlet. Seen in 2019

After beginning her career performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early 1960s, the New York native seemed to focus on her singing career, releasing two studio albums a year from 1963 to 1967.

She was also honored for her performances on Broadway during that period in I Can Get It Wholesale (1961-1963) and Funny Girl (1964-1965), both of which earned her a Tony Award nomination.

Her big break in cinema came with the adaptation of the musical comedy-drama Funny Girl (1968), which led to her winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Whether in film, as an actress or director, in television or theatre, Streisand has succeeded in all areas of show business.

In fact, her wide-ranging abilities over the course of a career spanning more than six decades also put her on the short list of people to win an EGOT Award, a person who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

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As of 2023, only 18 people have achieved competitive EGOT status and six others, including Streisand, have done so with honorary or special awards.

While devoting time to her diverse talents and interests, her film career seems to have had the greatest success, not due to lack of love but due to the sheer amount of time it takes to produce a film.

Having scored successes as star and director of The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), the Brooklyn native has appeared in just three comedies in 27 years.

After revealing in her latest memoir – My Name Is Barbra – that there was a time when she was “so afraid” of being perceived as sexy, the Funny Girl star now admits “I'm too old to care.”
During her legendary career spanning more than six decades, Streisand was among the short list of people to receive an EGOT Award (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony); Seen in the film version of Funny Girl (1968)

With her last film released nearly 14 years ago, Barbara readily admits she's too tired to make another one.

“It gets exhausting, trying to come up with the structure of the film and then having it not happen,” she said. the people Advance this month.

“I had so many films I wanted to make, and then I would get lazy.”

“I'm like, 'Oh, yeah, to do this, I'd have to have all these period clothing fittings,'” she added. This, I have to live in Arkansas to do this.” I don't know. “It's complicated, but I'm complicated, I guess… I'm lazy,” she admitted.

In her latest autobiography, My Name Is Barbra, she also revealed that if she had continued making films all those years, she would never have been able to write the book.

“If I could make my own movies, I would never write a book,” the The Way We Were singer shared. “I had good films to make, which meant they were about things I cared about, and very interesting topics.”

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In the end, it took Streisand about 10 years to write her 970-page memoir, which covers her early life in New York throughout her career in New York and Hollywood.

In her memoir, the legendary actress also talks about her husband, James Brolin, 83, whom she met on a blind date in 1996 and married two years later; The couple was spotted out and about in Los Angeles in August 2016

While the audiobook version featured 48 hours of narration from Streisand herself, it took about six weeks to complete.

“I think I bored myself quite a bit while making the audiobook, can you imagine?” I mean, you write a book for 10 years, and then you have to say it out loud diverse Last month.

In her memoir, the legendary actress also talks about her life with her husband, James Brolin, 83, whom she met on a blind date in 1996 and married two years later.